Visiting the state is easy. Millions of people from around the world make a visit to the state each year. Here are a few things that you didn’t know.
- The Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing.
- Rochester is known as both the Flour City and the Flower City. The community is home to the first abolitionist group, bloomers, marshmallows, Jell-O, French’s Mustard, baby shoes, gold teeth and the mail chute.
- The 641 mile transportation network known as the Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
- The Woodstock Music and Arts Fair was actually held in Bethel.
- Sam Wilson, a meat packer from Troy who’s caricature Uncle Sam came to personify the United States is buried at Troy’s Oakwood Cemetery. During the War of 1812, he stamped “U.S. Beef” on his products which soldiers interpreted the U.S. abbreviation as meaning Uncle Sam.
With those facts brought to light, it makes you want to run to the state faster. Moving there would be just as easy.